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Our Older Adult Ministry is a lively group of individuals ages 55+ who we call GADABOUTS! And we love to gad-a-bout! Karen Wood keeps this group busy with activities each month. Join us and see what we’re about!


Contact Karen E. Wood for any questions or details on events.

We normally have a potluck the first Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM in the church commons.

November 7th at noon will be our next Gadabouts Potluck held in the Church Commons. Bring your favorite dish to share, bring a friend, bring your hugs and smiles. I look forward to seeing you there.

Lunch dates are subject to change.

Normally the third Thursday of every month we go somewhere. These are day trips.


Karen has started working on our outings for 2020.  So far, we have had ideas of going to the Cumberland Playhouse 2 times, Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground GA, 5 Points Museum to see “Safari in the Southeast” exhibit, Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens in McMinnville & Grinder’s Switch Museum in Centerville. If you have any suggestions, please let Karen know ASAP.

October 17th, we are once again going to Merciers Apple Orchard to stock up on apples, desserts, breads, cider, etc. Will have lunch at The Southern Charm Restaurant in Blue Ridge, GA first and then drive over to Merciers. Contact Karen to reserve your seat on the bus.

October 24th, some of us are going to the Camp Lookout Senior Adult Day in Rising Fawn, GA. Cost is only $15 and this includes lunch, snacks and activities featuring an afternoon 60th Birthday Party for Camp Lookout. Registration starts at 9:30am. Program begins at 10am with conclusion at 3pm. The message will be by Rev. Walter Cross from Lonsdale/Martin Chapel UMC. Words and Music by Rev. Willie Kitchens from Bethlehem-Wiley-Christ UMC. If interested we can carpool. To reserve your spot, contact Camp Lookout at 706-820-1163 or mike@camplookout.com.

November 21rst, is our annual trip to Pigeon Forge. This year we will be doing some shopping, have lunch and then go to “Country Tonight” for a show. Should be a full day. Seats go fast so contact me ASAP. Cost is only $21 and this will reserve your seat. We have only 1 seat left!

December 5th, will be our annual Gadabouts Christmas party. Dress up in your finest Christmas sweaters/shirts and enjoy a good meal in the Church commons. There is no cost. You will need to reserve a seat with me so we can get a head count. This is our last get together for 2019.

Please, contact Karen to reserve your seat on the bus for all outings.

Keep checking back for more information.

Some of our favorite trips include: We use the church buses for transportation unless otherwise noted.

  • Cumberland County Playhouse and lunch at the Cumberland State Park
  • Shopping and/or shows in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg before Thanksgiving.
  • Sunshine Hollow, owned by David & Vicki Rhyne outside of the Athens/Riceville area.

All lunches and events are subject to change. Watch the newsletter and bulletin for announcements.